It’s been aaaaages since I last talked you through what I was reading, hasn’t it? So, let’s do something about that! Here are three books that I’ve devoured this month:
This Is Going To Hurt by Adam Kay
Hilarious. Poignant. Important. I’d recommend this book to absolutely everyone (except maybe pregnant women, seeing as it’s mainly about his time on maternity wards delivering babies – in the most grotesque way possible without sparing the gory details. And if you’re like me and haven’t had kids, it might well put you off…)
The book follows Adam Kay’s journey from starting out on the wards as a junior doctor, right up to the day that he left medicine to become a TV comedy scriptwriter.
It had me crying with laughter on many occasions! Everyone should read this gem! (If you haven’t already, that is.)
Everything I Know About Love by Dolly Alderton
I devoured this book in under a week! The fact that it’s well-loved by so many other Millennials, particularly bloggers, meant that my expectations were really high. While it’s a good book, it didn’t quite exceed those very high expectations.
Perhaps that’s because I really failed to relate to Dolly’s life in certain parts of the book: particularly the bit that follows the partying phase in her twenties where she’s a habitual drug user. (Probably because I’m so tame and boring that I’ve never been drawn to that scene.)
However, there were other parts of the book where I related to her enormously: that feeling of aimlessness like you’re lost and desperately trying to find your way, losing your friends to boyfriends, crippling anxiety, and the imposter syndrome that is often part and parcel of being in your twenties.
I’d say it’s a relevant read for twentysomethings, particularly those who are struggling to find their way. It’ll give you hope that you’re not alone.
Mad Girl by Bryony Gordon
Arguably the toughest read on this list, but a really important one, nonetheless.
The book details Bryony’s struggles with the OCD that started in her childhood, along with depression and an eating disorder that she developed in her twenties. It’s candid, blunt, and honest – but served in her trademark hilarious and endearing tone.
Mad Girl is such an important read and it’s also a reminder that it’s incredibly necessary to keep talking about mental health.
I’m now leafing through Eat Up by Ruby Tandoh, which I’ve been wanting to read for months!
What books have you been loving lately?